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New Orleans Bounce Music Pioneer 5th Ward Weebie Dies At 42

Tributes are pouring in for the NOLA legend. 

The Bounce King has passed away. New Orleans bounce music pioneer, 5th Ward Weebie, died on Thursday (Dec. 9). He was 42.

The rapper, whose birth name was Jerome Cosey, reportedly passed away from a heart attack after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured artery earlier in the week.

“First his kidneys went and they had him on a machine to get his kidneys back working, then his lungs went the next day,” New Orleans rapper P Town Moe said according to KLFY 10 News. “I don’t know why God wanted him at this time, but my brother gone.”

Family friends and fans took to social media with tributes to Weebie, including New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

“It broke my heart to learn that Jerome Cosey — our 5th Ward Weebie — has passed,” Cantrell tweeted. "'Let me find out' you didn't know who he was. He was an iconic personality, a New Orleans legend, and a beloved friend. He was the Bounce King, who showed us how to move, how to love, and how to bring passion and humanity to everything we do. New Orleans has lost a cornerstone of our culture. Our city will not be the same without his voice and his spirit.”

The NOLA native, best known for songs like “Let Me Find Out,” “Get Out The Way,” “F*** Katrina,” and Kane & Abel’s “Shake It Like A Dogg,” kicked off his career in 1997 as a backup dancer for rapper Cheeky Blakk. His debut album Show the World was released two years later. Weebie’s sophomore effort, Ghetto Platinum, and his third album, Take It To The Hole, dropped in 2001.

He also collaborated with Master P on the track, “Rock It,” and contributed to Drake’s “Nice for What.

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Grammys 2020: List Of Winners At The 62nd Annual Event

On Sunday (Jan. 26), the 62nd annual Grammy Awards commenced, handing out the coveted gramophones to a number of artists. So far, musicians that have reigned victorious for this year's edition include Anderson .Paak, 21 Savage, J. Cole, and a posthumous award for Best Rap Performance was awarded to Nipsey Hussle for "Racks in the Middle."

Here's the list of winners so far. It will be updated throughout the evening.

* Winner(s) denoted in bold.

Record Of The Year "Hey, Ma" - Bon Iver "Bad Guy" - Billie Eilish "7 Rings" - Ariana Grande "Hard Place" - H.E.R. "Talk" - Khalid "Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus "Truth Hurts" - Lizzo "Sunflower" - Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album Of The Year I,I - Bon Iver Norman F***ing Rockwell! - Lana Del Rey When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? - Billie Eilish Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande I Used To Know Her - H.E.R. 7 - Lil Nas X Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) - Lizzo Father Of The Bride - Vampire Weekend

Song Of The Year "Always Remember Us This Way" - Lady Gaga "Bad Guy" - Billie Eilish Bring My Flowers Now - Tanya Tucker "Hard Place" - H.E.R. "Lover" - Taylor Swift "Norman F***ing Rockwell" - Lana Del Rey "Someone You Loved" - Lewis Capaldi "Truth Hurts" - Lizzo

Best New Artist Black Pumas Billie Eilish Lils Nas X Lizzo Maggie Rogers Rosalia Tank And The Bangas Yola

Best Rap Performance "Middle Child" - J. Cole "Suge" - DaBaby "Down Bad" - Dreamville Featuring J.I.D, Bas, J. Cole, EARTHGANG & Young Nudy "Racks In The Middle - Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy "Clout" - Offset Featuring Cardi B

Best Rap/Sung Performance "Higher" - DJ Khaled Featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend "Drip Too Hard" - Lil Baby & Gunna "Panini" - Lil Nas X "Ballin" - Mustard Featuring Roddy Ricch "The London" - Young Thug Featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott

Best Rap Song "Bad Idea" - YBN Cordae Featuring Chance The Rapper "Gold Roses" - Rick Ross Featuring Drake "A Lot" - 21 Savage Featuring J. Cole "Racks In The Middle" - Nipsey Hussle Featuring Roddy Ricch & Hit-Boy "Suge" - DaBaby

Best Rap Album Revenge of the Dreamers III - Dreamville Championships - Meek Mill I Am > I Was - 21 Savage IGOR - Tyler, The Creator The Lost Boy - YBN Cordae

Best R&B Performance "Love Again" - Daniel Caesar & Brandy "Could've Been" - H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller "Exactly How I Feel" - Lizzo Featuring Gucci Mane "Roll Some Mo" - Lucky Daye "Come Home" - Anderson .Paak Featuring André 3000

Best Traditional R&B Performance "Time Today" - BJ The Chicago Kid "Steady Love" - India.Arie "Jerome" - Lizzo "Real Games" - Lucky Daye "Built For Love" - PJ Morton Featuring Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song "Could've Been" - H.E.R. Featuring Bryson Tiller "Look At Me Now" - Emily King "No Guidance" - Chris Brown Featuring Drake "Roll Some Mo" - Lucky Daye "Say So" - PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring JoJo)

Best Urban Contemporary Album Apollo XXI - Steve Lacy Cuz I Love You (Deluxe) - Lizzo Overload - Georgia Anne Muldrow Saturn - NAO Being Human In Public - Jessie Reyez

Best R&B Album 1123 - BJ The Chicago Kid Painted - Lucky Daye Ella Mai - Ella Mai Paul - PJ Morton Ventura - Anderson .Paak

Best Reggae Album Rapture - Koffee As I Am - Julian Marley The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics - Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics Mass Manipulation - Steel Pulse More Work To Be Done - Third World

Best World Music Album Gece - Altin Gün What Heat - Bokanté & Metropole Orkest Conducted By Jules Buckley African Giant - Burna Boy Fanm D'Ayiti - Nathalie Joachim With Spektral Quartet Celia - Angelique Kidjo

Best Gospel Performance/Song "Love Theory" - Kirk Franklin; Kirk Franklin, songwriter "Talkin' 'Bout Jesus" - Gloria Gaynor Featuring Yolanda Adams; Bryan Fowler, Gloria Gaynor & Chris Stevens, songwriters "See The Light" - Travis Greene Featuring Jekalyn Carr "Speak The Name" - Koryn Hawthorne Featuring Natalie Grant "This Is a Move (Live)" - Tasha Cobbs Leonard; Tony Brown, Brandon Lake, Tasha Cobbs Leonard & Nate Moore, songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song "Only Jesus" - Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters "God Only Knows" - for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters "Haven't Seen It Yet" - Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters God's Not Done With You (Single Version)" - Tauren Wells "Rescue Story" - Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters

Best Gospel Album Long Live Love - Kirk Franklin Goshen - Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri -City Singers Tunnel Vision - Gene Moore Settle Here - William Murphy Something's Happening! A Christmas Album - CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album I Know A Ghost - Crowder Burn The Ships - for KING & COUNTRY Haven't Seen It Yet - Danny Gokey The Elements - TobyMac Holy Roar - Chris Tomlin

Best Roots Gospel Album Deeper Roots: Where The Bluegrass Grows - Steven Curtis Chapman Testimony - Gloria Gaynor Deeper Oceans - Joseph Habedank His Name Is Jesus - Tim Menzies Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout (Various Artists) - Jerry Salley, Producer

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21 Savage And J. Cole Win Best Rap Song Grammy Award For “A Lot”

The 2020 Grammy Awards proves that it’ll be a night of firsts. On Sunday (Jan. 26), 21 Savage won his first Grammy Award for his single “a lot.” The track features J. Cole, who also took home his first gramophone for the same track under the Best Rap Song category.

The melody is featured on Savage's I Am > I Was which topped the US Billboard 200. Savage is also nominated for Best Rap Album for the aforementioned project while Cole and his Dreamville camp will also duke it out with their Revenge Of The Dreamers III compilation.

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Koffee, winner of Best Reggae Album, poses in the press room during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California
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Koffee Wins Grammy Award For Best Reggae Album

Since 1985, the Best Reggae Album category has been in inception. Each year, a man has taken home the gramophone, but 35 years later, a rising artist is here to make history. On Sunday (Jan. 26), Koffee won the title for her debut album, Rapture. Last year’s recipients were Sting & Shaggy for their 44/876 album.

“I’m very honored, I’m very happy and I’m satisfied, I would say,” the "W" singer says. “I put a lot of work into my first project and to see that it has been recognized on this level has really fulfilled me so I’m very thankful.”

In a previous interview with VIBE, Koffee shared her thoughts on being a woman musician in a male-dominated genre such as reggae. “I feel like it’s a big responsibility, and ‘to whom much is given, much is expected.’ So I don't look at it as, ‘Oh, I’ve made it.’ But I acknowledge that I’m in a position where I have a responsibility now to fulfill and to pull through. It just pushes me to work harder, make more things happen, and just keep it going.”

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